14 things you might not know about Sherlock Holmes

The Museum of London are currently showing an exhibition about the most famous fictional detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes. Putting together an exhibition about a character that never really existed must have been quite a challenge for the team at the museum – how can you tell a story through objects when it’s already…

Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum

There’s something about witches that makes them really compatible with museums. It’s rather uncanny when you stop and think about it. Quite a few museums have some kind of witchy artefact, like the Pitt Rivers’ infamous witch bottle, but beyond the doors of the hallowed halls the association still remains – museums play key roles…

Showing Me, Showing you

Ten points if you realised that the title of this post is a reference to an ABBA song. Technically this post should be called Showing you Show Me but I thought the ABBA-tastic title was a bit more catchy. Now, you may be wondering “What on earth is Show Me?” That’s a perfectly natural question. Unless you’re…

October 3rd: Museums Making Fetch Happen

October 3rd is Mean Girls Day. It’s the day that the dreamy Aaron Samuels, whose hair looks sexy pushed back, asked home-schooled jungle-freak cum Plastic in training Cady Heron what day it was. Naturally this momentous occasion is celebrated annually by fans of the cult Lindsay Lohan film all over the world. This year saw…